Automate Your Supply Chain

TraceGains delivers cloud-based supplier compliance, quality management, and new product development solutions for food, beverage, and CPG companies. At the heart of TraceGains is an advanced network platform that digitizes documentation and automates workflows. The system extracts data and transforms it into custom reports and dashboards that provide valuable business insight to drive process improvement.

The Power of TraceGains Network

TraceGains Network is where professionals in R&D, procurement, quality, and regulatory departments collaborate with suppliers globally to safely bring new products to market faster. Thousands of supplier locations are available to source and qualify new vendors, procure ingredients, build recipes, negotiate specifications, and automatically collect supporting documentation. On average, our customers find that 70 percent of their suppliers are already in TraceGains Network, allowing them to immediately connect and collaborate. Suppliers appreciate the ability to submit their company profile and product catalogs once and share them with the customers of their choice. With instant information sharing and visibility throughout the supply chain, TraceGains enables business growth without adding resources.

POSTONCETM TECHNOLOGY

  • Customers can request documentation from all suppliers with one action.
  • Suppliers can submit information, documentation, and online forms to all customers at once.

STANDARD ONLINE FORMS

  • Based on best practices from several hundred food and beverage companies and SIDITM Protocol standards within the supplement industry.
  • Suppliers fill out ONCE
    • 67 standard industry document types
    • 62 PostOnceTM documents
    • 19 standard online forms

"I explained to the auditor that we use TraceGains. The auditor said he was very familiar with TraceGains and that he didn’t need to question any further. We did really well! I just wanted to let you know how important TraceGains is to KanPak.”

Innovate Faster with TraceGains

Supplier Management

  • Streamlines the management of supplier qualification, documents, and relationships.
  • Highlights risk by supplier, item, and geography, identifying the most critical threats.
  • Ensures businesses are 365 Audit ReadyTM, cutting audit preparation time from weeks to hours.
  • Provides dashboards for allergen, organic, country of origin, nutrition, risk, and other data.

Quality Management

  • Helps maintain compliance with FSMA, HACCP, and GFSI, utilizing a centralized repository for safety, SOPs, and quality documentation.
  • Provides immediate insight into plant floor and quality operations.
  • Enables continuous improvement by digitizing and analyzing all quality data in one system.
  • Centralizes training program management with automated checklists by employee, job role, and department.

Audit Management

  • Automates and streamlines the entire audit process, providing deep insight into facility performance.
  • Allows users to schedule, conduct, and track audits on a single platform with a desktop or mobile device.
  • Provides pre-loaded templates and customization options.
  • Tracks the audit process with notifications, workflows, and task assignments, flagging key findings and corrective actions in real-time.

Customer Management

  • Basic: Automates fulfillment of document requests from TraceGains customers through TraceGains Network.
  • Premium: Enables management of all documents and requests for every customer whether they are a TraceGains customer or not.
  • Allows suppliers to manage all customer needs by item, document, or location in a single platform.
  • Lets suppliers receive recommended locations from customers.

Specification Management

  • Allows companies to author, maintain, and publish raw material and finished goods specifications.
  • Enables approved suppliers to author or edit specifications, review or add comments, attach documents, negotiate terms, and approve or decline specifications.
  • Integrates with existing ERP or PLM systems to automate supplier collaboration and sign off.
  • Gives companies a world-class specification management tool without the cost of a full-blown PLM system.

Supplier Compliance

  • Automates lot-by-lot compliance across purchasing, COAs, receiving, testing, and the plant floor.
  • Provides scorecards for supplier performance based on continuous specification compliance, CARs/SCARs, and more.
  • Tracks issues and complaints across all suppliers that happen on the plant floor, in receiving, or in quality.
  • Allows users to quickly and easily issue Corrective Actions and Supplier Corrective Action Requests (CARs/SCARs).

Market Hub

  • Connects buyers directly with suppliers to request samples or answer questions.
  • Helps create the clean-label products customers now expect from brands they trust.
  • Provides geographic mapping capabilities to identify supplier locations, which can help reduce shipping time and cost.
  • Speeds up supplier qualification with standardized forms that reduce the administrative burden. 

Smart Alerts

  • Offers the best source for food and CPG regulatory, safety, incident, and fraud information.
  • Integrates hundreds of data sources with a comprehensive taxonomy to deliver precise sourcing fast. 
  • Enables research by commodity, country of origin, threat type, supplier, date of event, and more.
  • Sends automatic alerts for key ingredients and formulas, and daily system updates on new and emerging issues to make it easy to stay current.

With TraceGains, Jiffy Mix was able to digitize CoAs and make them actionable, resulting in a 75% reduction of out-of-spec lots on the receiving dock. Now, CoAs are often analyzed before the shipment arrives, allowing the company to reject them before they're received, avoiding reverse logistics charges and returns processing.
Pinnacle

Streamline Your Processes & Manage Your Suppliers Like a Pro